One hundred years after the sinking of the Titanic, the ship once thought to be unsinkable has entered into legend, and we’re relatively flip about just how tragic the events of April 15, 1912, actually were. We know more about Leo and Kate than John Jacob Astor or Benjamin Guggenheim, more about “King of the world!” than “Be British” and more about the Heart of the Ocean pendant than any of the artifacts retrieved from the vessel now resting thousands of feet below the surface of the North Atlantic.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition (“Rising From the Depths”) might not be the archetype of a typical Las Vegas vacation, but it is, quite honestly, one of the more fascinating things you’ll see in a city filled with them. The exhibit, housed at the Luxor beside another intriguing attraction, Bodies: The Exhibition, doesn’t focus on the frivolities of the most famous maritime disaster of all time. Instead, you get to feel how cold the icy waters were that night. You get to hear the radio transmissions. Upon entering, you also receive a card with the name and information of a passenger from the journey, bringing a human aspect to the exhibit. I’ve always said if your only interaction with the Titanic involves the James Cameron movie, make it a point to punch your ticket for this exhibit now.
If you’ve ever wondered where those nightclubs get those lavish, custom-designed cakes to present to celebrities for their birthdays, wonder no more. We’ve uncovered the sweet details behind Gimme Some Sugar (“Let Them Eat Cake”), and their connection to some of the Strip’s hottest clubs. The Henderson-based bakery is on the short list for the likes of Pure, Tao and Lavo when it comes to cakes, and former That ’70s Show star Laura Prepon was on the receiving end of quite the confection, as you’ll see in our spread.